Self-employed work 55 hours a week

Self-employed people work an average of 55 hours a week, 13 hours more than those who have a full-time job with a company, according to a survey by the ING financial services group.

The study of 900 entepeneurs also found that the self-employed take less holidays and many lie awake at night worrying about their business. One in five of those questioned said they find it difficult to separate their work from their private life.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation